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Hazardous Waste Transporters

Key Documents

Chapter 4: Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste Transporters (PDF) (4 pp, 83K, about PDF)

RCRA, Superfund and EPCRA Call Center Training Module: Introduction to Transporters (PDF) (13 pp, 67K, about PDF)

RCRA In Focus: Motor Freight and Railroad Transportation (PDF) (20 pp, 360K, about PDF)

Environmental Screening Checklist and Workbook for Terminal Operations (PDF) (64 pp, 186K, about PDF)

Hazardous waste transporters are individuals or entities that move hazardous waste from one site to another by highway, rail, water, or air (see 40 CFR 260.10). This includes transporting hazardous waste from a generator's site to a facility that can recycle, treat, store, or dispose of the waste. It can also include transporting treated hazardous waste to a site for further treatment or disposal.

Requirements for transporters include (see also 40 CFR 263):

Note that some states may have additional requirements for transporters. You should contact your state environmental office if you are not familiar with the requirements that may apply to you.

Other Resources

Part 261 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR Part 261) – Federal Standards for Identifying Hazardous Waste)

Part 263 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR Part 263) – Federal Standards for Transporting Hazardous Waste)


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